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The Executioner's Song (Signed First Edition) by  Norman Mailer - Signed First Edition - 1979 - from Royal Books, Inc. and Biblio.co.uk

The Executioner's Song (Signed First Edition)

by Mailer, Norman

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Boston: Little, Brown, 1979. First Edition. First Edition. INSCRIBED by the author on the half title page: "To --- --- / for his collection / Norman Mailer / Oct. '91." A presentable copy. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, and basis for the superb television film about the life of Gary Gilmore, starring Tommy Lee Jones, Christine Lahti and Roseanne Arquette. Very Good plus in a Very Good plus dust jacket. Light foxing to the front page edge. Jacket lightly edgeworn, with two short closed tears and accompanying crease to the crown, and light foxing to the verso.


Norman Mailer was born in 1923 in Long Branch, New Jersey, and grew up in Brooklyn, New York. In 1955, he was one of the co-founders of The Village Voice . He is the author of more than thirty books, including The Naked and the Dead ; The Armies of the Night , for which he won a National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize; The Executioner's Song , for which he won his second Pulitzer Prize; Harlot's Ghost ; Oswald's Tale ; The Gospel According to the Son , The Castle and the Forest and On God . He died in 2007.




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